Saturday, May 1, 2010

Upcoming Raw Milk Event at Figueroa Produce

I just found out that there will be a special educational event on raw milk this week at Figueroa Produce.  I shop there often, and wrote a separate post about them here.  You can check out their website here.

The event will feature a powerpoint presentation by Mark McAfee, founder of Organic Pastures Dairy Company.  The event is free and will feature free samples.  Here is the info from the flyer at the store:

Location: Figueroa Produce Market, 6312 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
Phone:  323-255-FOOD (3663)
Date:  May 5th, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Come learn how to build and nourish your immune system through raw milk!  Share the Secret is an exciting Raw Milk educational outreach program provided free to the public by Organic Pastures Dairy company and its founder Mark McAfee.

Share the Secret combines colorful power-point presentation, free raw milk samples and high energy enlighten and inform.  Armed with the truth and knowledge your health will never be the same again.  Join the 50,000 raw milk consumers in CA that have made this choice and have never looked back.

I have purchased Organic Pastures raw milk on more than one occasion, and found it incredibly wholesome and delicious.  Raw milk advocates argue that it is healthier than regular milk, and that it contains beneficial nutrients and properties that are destroyed in the processing that regular commercial milk undergoes. 

Currently, the FDA seems to have stepped up its war against raw milk producers.  The truth is that individuals are capable of making their own choices about what is good for them and what is not, and they (we) have the right to make such decisions for ourselves, and we have the right to buy from and sell to each other freely, by mutual consent and to mutual advantage, without government intervention or coercion.  The FDA is in violation of these rights when it seeks to ban products like raw milk from the marketplace (in fact, the FDA is in violation of these rights by its very existence.)

Also, consider that regular milk can be produced under unsanitary conditions that make it drinkable only after it has been processed; whereas raw milk can only be successfully produced and sold under extremely sanitary and healthful conditions (otherwise, you would open the bottle, take a whiff of the contents, and promptly empty it down the drain.)  I'm not saying that all regular milk is produced under unsanitary conditions, but is does give one pause to consider the implications of this difference.

I'm looking forward to the presentation, and will give a full report here at C of P next week!

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